Click on a title to see the text of the announcement.
02/20/2019 - Coyote Spotted in Grand Isles
These are recommended steps that will help deter them.
DO keep your pets leashed. Small dogs and cats are especially vulnerable.
DO feed pets indoors or promptly remove dishes when pets complete their meal outside. Store bags of pet food indoors.
DO clear brush and dense weeds from around property. This deprives rodents of shelter and reduces protective cover for coyotes. Use traps and rodenticides, if needed, to control rodents.
DO try to educate your friends and neighbors about the problems associated with feeding coyotes.
DON’T feed or provide water for coyotes or other wild life. This practice abnormally attracts coyotes and promotes increased numbers of rodents, birds, snakes, and other creatures that can provide major portions of the coyote’s natural diet.
DON’T put trash cans out the night before scheduled pick-up. Put them out in the morning, when possible. This will give coyotes less time to scavenge, and they won’t have the cover of darkness. Coyotes are mainly active at night or twilight.
DON’T use plastic bags as garbage containers. Coyotes can readily rip them open and scatter the contents.
02/07/2019 - Notice of Road Work
12/18/2018 - Comcast Letter to Homeowners
10/30/2018 - HOA Letter to Homeowners Regarding Comcast
07/09/2018 - Mailbox Standards
New mailboxes, mailbox repairs, mailbox parts (including numbers) and mailbox installation can be ordered by contacting Beautiful Mailbox Company, 2360 W 76th St, Hialeah, FL 33016, (305) 403-4820 or (800) 856-6983. You just need to tell them in which Grand Isles community you live and they have all the information. They will send you new numbers that match those in your community if that’s all you need.
Should you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the on-site office at (561) 333-5253.
07/02/2018 - Carmel Landscape Contract Change
There is no cost increase associated with this change. There are however, added benefits, as there will be more fertilizer and insect control applications per year and the most exciting news is that Brightview will also provide weed control in Carmel Driveways, Sidewalk adjacent to street, and concrete swales. We expect this to provide a more consistent community appearance and reduce the need for chronic violations.
06/20/2018 - Criminal Door-to-Door Solicitations
Please be aware these people have been warned to stay off property by the board president, treasurer, and our officer on duty. They have disregarded these warnings. They are unscrupulous and NOBODY should do business with them!
08/04/2017 - Sidewalk Repair
07/31/2017 - Aqua Fitness Class Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am
07/10/2017 - Barcode gate-access project update regarding barcode stickers
06/30/2017 - Private Fireworks Displays Are Illegal in Florida
The private use of fireworks in Florida and Wellington is illegal if they fly, explode and/or lift. Please report to PBSO at 561-688-3400. Grand Isles will have a PBSO deputy patrolling the neighborhood on the 3rd and 4th to enforce these state and local laws.
The Long Answer:
The Fourth of July is around the corner, a time many Americans observe their independence by sending tiny missiles into the sky, exploding miniature bombs and generally annoying their neighbors. But most fireworks are illegal for consumer use in Florida, even if they’re available for purchase — and that can make stocking up for celebrations confusing. Here are some answers about the do’s and don’ts of fireworks in Florida.
What kinds of fireworks can I use legally?
The short answer: not many. Fireworks generally approved for use by consumers include sparklers; small fireworks that emit colored smoke only; and glow worms, which burn in bright colors without exploding. The state fire marshal has a full list, including brand names, at myfloridacfo.com/sfm/sparklerindex.htm. These are the only items consumers without a permit can legally use, said Nina Ashley, a fire marshal’s spokeswoman. Other, more high-powered fireworks are permitted only for industrial use or by professionals in public displays.
So everything else is off limits?
If it explodes, flies or lifts off, the law prohibits you from lighting it. That includes the popular Roman candles. There is no approved list of ‘whiz, boom, bang or stuff that leaves the ground’ for the retail public, said Bart Wright, the Maitland Fire Department’s assistant chief of administration. Florida Statute 791 is explicit about that. Consumer purchase and use of such material is unsafe, a threat and, most importantly, illegal in this state.
My area has a fireworks ban. What does that mean?
Despite recent rains, some counties and cities that have been coping with Florida’s prolonged drought have banned for consumer use even the fireworks that are usually allowed, such as sparklers. In most cases, the bans don’t apply to public shows. In Central Florida, Volusia, Osceola and Brevard counties had bans in effect as of Tuesday, according to the state’s Division of Forestry.
If most fireworks are illegal, why are they so widely available?
A loophole in the law allows customers to buy them if they say they’re intending to use the fireworks for lawful purposes, including certain uses in agriculture and mining. In stores, this can be as simple as filling out a form.
When people go to a tent or one of those places where fireworks are available, you are asked to sign a waiver that you will use the items in compliance with state law, Ashley said.
My local fireworks tent has so many options. How can I tell which fireworks are legal?
Just ask. Sellers know the difference, and in many stores, consumer-approved items are clearly marked. Four Seasons/PyroSpot Fireworks, for example, has nine locations across Central Florida. Co-owner Kenneth Darrow said there are ‘Safe and Sane’ sections in which to shop, and employees can help if you aren’t sure.
What’s the penalty for setting off illegal fireworks?
Florida law classifies it as a first-degree misdemeanor, which means those convicted could face up to a year in a prison, a $1,000 fine and court costs.
06/14/2017 - Barcode gate-access project
06/08/2017 - Urgent Call for Committee Members
1) Nominating Committee – a three-person committee to provide nominations of board members for the Annual Meeting in November. Urgency HIGH
2) Web Site Coordinator (No web skills needed. Need to obtain monthly updates, review for grammar and spelling, and do some editing of material.) Urgency HIGH
3) Social Activities Coordinator – Plan social activities for the community of Grand Isles
4) Club House Renovation Committee – Work with board members to plan a multi-year project of renovations with coordination to budget availability
5) Security Committee – Work with board members to determine adequacy of current security measures and future needs, to include a Neighborhood Watch program
6) Grievance and Fining Committee – evaluate complaints of homeowners failing to comply with Grand Isles rules and regulations, assist in enforcing those rules and regulations, and assess fines as appropriate.